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​Young Singaporeans are ready to talk about race. Are their parents?

Published on: 25-Jul-2020

South China Morning Post

In a land where racial harmony has long been closely managed by the government, a social media generation seeks a more open debate. While older people may share their aspirations, they say idealism should be tempered with education, and openness doesn’t mean no boundaries. Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, a political scientist from NTU said: “I think from the events of the past years, what is clear is also that younger people want the government to adopt a softer approach towards race, and not go hard on critics or people who have been deemed to cross the line on racial matters.”

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